3 Simple Steps To Getting More Traffic, Leads and Sales with Tumblr
People are always talking about using sites like Facebook, Twitter and Youtube to make money. But, hardly anyone is talking about using Tumblr. And, Tumblr is a goldmine, if you know how to us it correctly.
In this article, I reveal my simple 3 step process to getting more traffic, more leads and more sales using Tumblr.
So, What Exactly Is Tumblr?
On the surface, Tumblr is a blogging platform. It’s a place online where you can get a free blog. But, it’s really alot more than that. Tumblr is actually an entire social network. But not in the way that say, Facebook and Google Plus are.
You see, while Facebook and Google Plus have many restrictions on what you can post, and users of those sites are adding real life friends and family to their friends lists, Tumblr is different. On Tumblr, it’s more of an anonymous “anything goes” type of environment.
You’ll see people posting things on Tumblr about sports, their favorite hobbies, sex, drugs, and even porn. So, no matter what niche you are in, Tumblr is the perfect place to generate more traffic, leads and sales.
My 3 Step Process To Making Money With Tumblr
Here is my simple 3 step process for using Tumblr to make more money. It’s a very simple process that anyone can do.
Step 1: Setup Your Tumblr Account
Just go to Tumblr.com and signup. Enter your email, choose a password, then choose a username.
Use a username related to your niche or keyword, as this will be part of your Tumblr blog URL. So, the address of your Tumblr Blog would be:
Verify your email address, and then, leave your account alone for a full 24 hours. Don’t ask me why they do this, but Tumblr is most scrutinous with accounts during the first 24 hours. That’s when they are really strict in checking for spam. So, if an account is brand new and ends up having 1,000 posts during the first 24 hours, Tumblr will flag the blog as spam, and possibly ban the account.
So, just trust me on this. Leave it alone for a full 24 hours, before moving on to Step 2.
Step 2: Follow Related Blogs
Next, go to Google and search for “Tumblr tagged your keyword” (without quotes), and replace “your keyword” with your niche or the keyword you are targeting.
For example, since my blog has to do with Success, Motivation, Law of Attraction and Entrepreneurship, I’m going to search for “Tumblr tagged success and motivation”
Find the result in Google that matches your search and click to go to Tumblr (be sure you are already logged into Tumblr). You’ll come to a page with popular and recent posts with that tag.
Next, look in the left bottom corner of each posts for the “Notes” section. A Note is an engagement on Tumblr. For example, whereas Facebook has Likes and Shares, “Tumblr” has Likes and Re-Blogs (which is basically sharing someone else’s post to your Tumblr blog).
You’re looking for a post with alot of Notes (preferably over 100). In the example below, I found a post with 61 Notes.
Next, click on the Notes link, and a window will pop up, with all of the people who have engaged with that post (Liked and Re-Blogged).
Now, these people are perfect to follow, and for following my blog, because they are going to most likely be interested in what I am posting about.
What you want to do is follow all of those people. In fact, you want to follow 200 people a day, for the next 25 days. After 25 days, you should be following about 5,000 people. And, many of those people will follow you back. On average, you should end up with about 1,000 or so followers.
Step 3: Post Engaging Content
Next, you want to be posting engaging, visual content that your Tumblr followers will love. You can start posting right from the start. There’s no need to wait until you have followed 5,000 people first. Typically, images and memes get the most engagement, followed by videos, and then followed by text.
When posting, you can add a caption, and include links to your website, social networks, etc. You can also add tags, so people can find your post easily.
When posting, you can publish your post immediately, add it to a queue, or even schedule it to post at a later date and time.
Then, just keep posting engaging content on your blog on a regular basis. Also engage with other posts (Like, Comment and Re-Blog). You can post your own images, get them from sites like Pinterest, Instagram and Flickr, and even Re-Blog from other Tumblr blogs.